Keep It on the up and up With Quality Ice Cream Cups
Ice cream is a favorite of Americans, perhaps even more American than apple pie. In fact, the average American eats ice cream more than 28 times a year, which is slightly more than twice a month. If you own an ice cream shop or a food business that offers ice cream or other treats such as frozen yogurt or gelato, you need to make sure you have appealing packaging and supplies, including ice cream cups and other items.
When serving ice cream in your shop, it’s important to have supplies that can advertise your business. For example, it might be cheaper to use plain ice cream cups, but it also would be worth it to spend the few extra pennies per cup to get your business name on the side. This can be an especially good investment if you are in a food court or strip mall, where people might not know what you serve. Having people sitting at food court tables or walking around a mall holding a cup with your logo can be a very cheap form of advertising. You also can put your name on other items, such as spoons and napkins to help advertise your ice cream business.
Though an ice cream store can be a lucrative business, you have to keep the competition in mind. There are thousands of ice cream shops all over the U.S, as well as nearly 3,000 frozen yogurt shops and countless numbers of shops that serve other frozen treats such as gelato, sno cones and others. That’s why it’s especially important to use every opportunity you can to advertise your business. On the other hand, rather than having a specific frozen treat business, you might simply want to add such fare to your other business to stay diversified.
Another thing to consider when buying your ice cream cups and other supplies is quality. Since ice cream can be heavy and solid and then become much softer after a bit of melting, you want to make sure you are buying cups that stand up to those kinds of conditions. You also need to make sure your other supplies, including spoons, napkins and straws, also are of high quality.
Ice cream is a good business, especially in summer months such as June. To serve a quality product and compete, you need to make sure you serve a quality product, which includes the containers it is served in.